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Apr. 12, 2018
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Sumitomo Corporation invests in Dutch thermoplastic composite pipe manufacturer

Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President and Chief Executive Officer: Masayuki Hyodo) has acquired a stake in Airborne Oil & Gas (Head Office: North Holland Province, The Netherlands; hereinafter, “AOG”), a Dutch manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipes.

 AOG manufactures  Thermoplastic Composite Pipes (hereinafter, “TCP”) using glass fiber, carbon fiber and resin, and sells these primarily to Exploration & Production companies in oil and gas industry.

By introducing innovative technologies and new materials into its own value chain of sales, processing, and logistics functions for tubular products, Sumitomo Corporation will be able to enhance the value it provides by reducing costs for Exploration & Production companies and improving the convenience offered to them. Adding TCP to its lineup through investment in AOG should also help Sumitomo Corporation expand its customer base and further boost sales in its existing tubular products business.



[Company profile]
Company name : Airborne Oil & Gas
Year established : 2014
Head office location : IJmuiden, North Holland Province, The Netherlands
Sales locations : Netherlands, US, Malaysia
Shareholders : HPE Growth Capital, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC,
Shell Technology Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures,
Subsea 7, Evonik Industries, etc.
Description of business : Manufacture/sale of composite pipes



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